I love two-step stamping – it's what brought me to Stampin' Up! products in the first place. Simply put, two step stamping is stamping an image in two (or more) steps. In this case, it's one stamp for the outline, and one (or more) stamp(s) for the coloured image. WIth the stamp set Awash with Flowers, the stem is separate from the large flowers and the flower head is a separate stamp, as is the solid leaf image for the stem. These solid images don't always line up perfectly to entirely fill the outline (even if you use the stamp-a-ma-jig – they're made that way!!) and I love the artistic look of this effect. It's also very freeing for me, not having to worry about getting everything "perfect". The sentiment is from the set Perfect Punches, which coordinates with various Stampin' Up! punches.
This card features Baja Breeze and Pink Pirouette, two colours that are now part of Stampin' Up!'s core colour offering. Daffodil Delight and Certainly Celery round out this palette. (Eh Team stampers, check the team newsletter for dimensions & more details so you can recreate this at one of your workshops!).
We created this card at the recent July card class. In September, my monthly card classes will re-start (taking a little break in August). Hope that you can join me at a class soon!!